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These five beauty pledges will have you looking your fabulous best in 2016

I will…moisturise daily.

This means your body as well as your face – and not just the limbs on show. Best applied straight after your bath or shower (pat skin dry first), use a moisturiser over your entire body, not forgetting hands and décolletage.

TRY: Dermalab Stay Hydrated, $19.99; Olive Body Moisturising Milk, $27.95.

I will… use heat protectant when styling my hair.

The use of hair-dryers, straighteners and tongs all wreak havoc on the health of our locks. It may be an extra step in your routine, but get into the habit of using a heat protectant to prevent damage.

TRY: Matrix Style Link Heat Buffer Thermal Styling Spray, $21.50.

I will… wear sunscreen every day.

And don’t just stop there – top up your SPF during the day, too.

I will… remove my makeup every night before bed.

At night your skin is in recovery mode so it’s important to remove makeup and give it time to breathe. Micellar waters are an all-in-one step to remove makeup as well as cleanse and tone. If you’re really time-poor, keep cleansing wipes on your nightstand.

TRY: Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, $11.99; Essano Rosehip Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes, $8.99.

I will… add colour.

It’s easy to get stuck in a makeup rut. You like what you like and we get it, but mixing things up with colour doesn’t have to be too extreme. It can be as subtle as using a rose eyeshadow to make eyes brighter or swapping peach blush for a pink hue. If that’s too much, add colour with nail polish.

TRY: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink, $55; Essie Nail Lacquer in Peach Side Babe and Sunset Sneaks, $23.99 each; MAC Eyeshadow in Girlie, $38.

I will… start using a serum.

Serums are potent and usually contain active ingredients to fight the signs of ageing. Look for one tailored to your skin concerns, like the one pictured here from L’Oréal Paris, which will help improve hydration, radiance and even out skin tone. Use morning and night, after cleansing and toning and before your moisturiser, unless the serum contains vitamin A, which should only be used at night.

TRY: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler [HA], $49.99; Trilogy Age-Proof Nutrient Plus Firming Serum, $48.90.

Words by: Danielle Lagos

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